Work

  • Painted Color, 2017 • acrylic and linen on stretcher, 118 x 124 cm
    Painted Color, 2017 • acrylic and linen on stretcher, 118 x 124 cm
  • Green Painting, 2014 • acrylic and linen on stretcher, 102 x 109 cm
    Green Painting, 2014 • acrylic and linen on stretcher, 102 x 109 cm
  • White Painting
    White Painting
  • Painting #4–76, 1976 • acrylic on canvas 210 × 230 cm
    Painting #4–76, 1976 • acrylic on canvas 210 × 230 cm
  • Sanctuary for Light, 2009 • installation view Art Unlimited, Art 40 Basel
    Sanctuary for Light, 2009 • installation view Art Unlimited, Art 40 Basel
  • Sanctuary for Light, 2009 • installation view Art Unlimited, Art 40 Basel
    Sanctuary for Light, 2009 • installation view Art Unlimited, Art 40 Basel

News

Oliver Mosset

Olivier Mosset (b.1944) is one of the central figures in post-war abstract painting, and a pivotal reference for generations of European and American painters. Associated with Daniel Buren, Michel Parmentier, and Niele Toroni, he was a member of the ephemeral B.M.P.T. “group.” His extensive series of circle paintings, executed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, is among the most widely discussed works of that era.

At the same time, several rooms are devoted to movements and artists with whom Mosset was or remains closely associated, allowing us to consider his work in a variety of different contexts. In addition to a section devoted to the activities led with Buren, Parmentier, and Toroni, the exhibition features works by Nouveaux Réalistes

(notably Jean Tinguely and Daniel Spoerri, for whom Mosset worked as an assistant), experimental film-makers’ collective Zanzibar (with whom Mosset directed, acted in and produced a number of films), American “Radical painting” of the 1970s and 1980s (including Marcia Hafif and Joseph Marioni) and artists such as Sherrie Levine, Steven Parrino, Cady Noland, John Armleder, and Sylvie Fleury, with whom he has maintained a regular dialogue.

Four Honest Outlaws – Sala Ray Marioni Gordon

published by Michael Fried for the Yale University Press
In this strongly argued and characteristically original book, Michael Fried considers the work of four contemporary artists: video artist and photographer Anri Sala, sculptor Charles Ray, painter Joseph Marioni, and video artist and intervener in movies Douglas Gordon.
«Four Honest Outlaws» takes its title from a line in a Bob Dylan song, «To live outside the law you must be honest», meaning in this case that each of the four artists has found his own unsanctioned path to extraordinary accomplishment, in part by defying the ordinary norms and expectations of the contemporary art world.
Michael Fried will moderate a symposium «PAINTING NOW: A discussion taking off from the work of Joseph Marioni»,
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (USA), December 10, 2011

Gallery Exhibitions

Group Show (Adieu Gessnerallee!)